African Americans

Total 9 Posts

Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning, laying the groundwork for today’s health disparities.

4 min read
The health care inequities suffered by Black Americans today began centuries ago. An understanding of the inequities of the past is an imperative. Only then can we begin to dismantle structural racism.

Before Kamala Harris became Biden’s running mate, Shirley Chisholm and other Black women aimed for the White House.

5 min read
Many African American women have run for president of the US, despite the enormous barriers facing both Black and female candidates. Biden’s pick puts a Black woman much closer to the Oval Office.

Viral videos of racism: How an old civil rights strategy is being used in a new digital age.

5 min read
By filming everyday acts of racism, today’s Black Lives Matter activists are using an old strategy in a new media age.

Where are the African American leaders?

5 min read
Sweeping changes were possible in the past because black leaders were willing to risk their lives and call out problems before they became crises.

George Floyd’s death reflects the racist roots of American policing.

6 min read
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.

Early data shows African Americans have contracted and died of Coronavirus at an alarming rate.

9 min read
No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.

The ‘comeback grandpa’.

2 min read
Joe Biden’s sudden surge during Super Tuesday is a reminder of something we barely thought still existed in the age of Trump...
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